Anyone who says they have a "middle path" in this fight means they're either stupid as a sack of rocks or that they think we are as stupid as a sock of rocks.
Here's some more actual facts to have at your fingertips for the next "sack of rocks" you encounter. From John Lott on the Vice President's (speaking of a sack of rocks...) and BHo's latest favorite made-up statistics:
Obama made many other false statements during his talk. He asserted that “over the last 14 years [background checks] kept 1.5 million of the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun.” But these were only “initial denials,” not people prevented from buying guns. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms dropped over 94 percent of those “initial denials” after just preliminary reviews. Virtually all the remaining cases were dropped after further investigation by ATF field offices or the Department of Justice. Few of these “initial denials,” 62 people or about 0.1 percent, involved strong enough evidence to be consideration for prosecution. Just 13 pleaded guilty or were convicted.
I say heck yeah, let's spend billions to raise this number to, what...15...even 18? So we want to ban assault weapons because, by SS-Oberst-gruppenfuhrer Feinstein's own numbers, almost as many people are killed every year by "assault weapons" (sorry, Mike...the gruppenfuhrer didn't provide numbers for "assault magazines") — 50 people a year — as by those dreaded bees and wasps — 54 people a year. And we want to spend zillions and billions for "universal background checks" because over the last 14 years fully 62 of the wrong people have been prevented from buying guns.
Close-up of an "assault wasp." These lethal animals kill more people every year than "assault weapons." Run! Hide!